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Our missing rights

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Like ‘missing persons’, many human, civil, political and social rights too remain missing in our hybrid democracy. Despite the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70 years ago and the inclusion of most of its provisions into the 1973 constitution, the people of Pakistan yearn for their basic rights as equal humans. In […]

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Human Rights Day marked

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KARACHI: Human Rights Department of Sindh on Monday held a walk from Peoples Chowrangi Karachi to Mazar-e-Quaid to mark International Human Rights Day. The walk was led by Chief Minister Sindh Special Assistance Khatu Mal Jeewan and Sectary Raiz Hussain Somro while Director Qadir Mangi made all the arrangements for the walk. Numbers of people affiliated with civil […]

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Call for making UN suggestions on human rights public

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LAHORE: Veteran journalist and human rights activist I.A. Rehman on Sunday urged the government to make the 2017-18 Universal Period Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council public and present it in parliament, explaining that UNHRC recommendations favour the country and its ­people. “The world is not conspiring against Pakistan. The UPR recommendations […]

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Activists express concern over human rights violations

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KARACHI: Human rights activists have expressed serious concern over human rights violations in Sindh and stressed the need to make collective efforts to resolve the issue. This was asserted during a consultation workshop on “Pakistan’s International Commitments and Status of Compliance in Sindh” held on Tuesday, jointly organised by Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and Democracy […]

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Documentary showing life in refugee camps screened

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ISLAMABAD: As part of the Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival, Austrian Ambassador Nicolaus Keller hosted a screening of acclaimed documentary What the Wind Took Away. Mr Keller said this is the first cultural project he is doing since he arrived in Pakistan in Nov 1. The ambassador was the head of culture in Austria […]

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Human rights through Cinematography Film Festival

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Islamabad: Dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the opening ceremony of the 4th edition of Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival was held at Pakistan National Council of Arts, (PNCA) on Sunday. Running from November 25th to December 10th, the film festival is led by the European Union (EU) and […]

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Senate body stresses scrutiny of media content at all levels

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ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate Sub-Committee on Human Rights (HR) was held here Tuesday under the convenorship of Senator Usman Khan Kakar to ensure that those responsible for content creation and airing of objectionable and misleading advertisement are taken to the task. The meeting was attended by Senator Krishna Kumari Kohli, Senator Dr Jehanzeb […]

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‘SHC also be given power to take suo motu notices’

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KARACHI: “Human rights deal with getting rid of exploitation of people who may not be that well-placed in society for it is their rights that you need to care about the most,” said retired Justice Shaiq Usmani during a dialogue on the human rights situation in Sindh organised by the Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) […]

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NCHR addresses 274 cases of women related issues since Dec 2015 to Oct 2018

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Islamabad: National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), established with a broad mandate and powers to take actions, has addressed 274 cases of women related issues since December2015 to October 2018. The government was committed to ensuring Protection and Promotion of Women Rights as envisaged under the constitution as well as international commitments by adopting all […]

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Promotion of democratic models urged to protect freedom of expression

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KARACHI: A global commission has urged world leaders to take action to promote democratic models that protect the exercise of freedom of expression and opinion while respecting the principles of pluralism, freedom, dignity and tolerance, and the ideal of reason and knowledge. According to a press release issued by the Ethical Journalism Network on Monday, […]

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Rights issues: Govt to table bills regarding torture, custodial deaths

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ISLAMABAD: Government was working on various bills regarding torture and custodial death, rights of persons with disability and prohibition of corporal punishment which would be tabled in National Assembly soon. She was talking to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Representative Vibeke Jensen who had called on her on Friday. They discussed relevance of […]

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HRCP criticises curbs on freedom of movement

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) says it is concerned about putting activist Gulalai Ismail on the exit control list (ECL) and confiscation of her travel documents. An HRCP press release says Ms Ismail was taken into custody in Islamabad on Oct 12 in connection with a first information report filed in August […]

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Call for census, registration of miners with welfare organisations

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QUETTA: Leading human rights activist and former director of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), I.A. Rehman, has said problems being faced by workers could not be resolved until society changes its attitude towards the labour class and considers issues of the workers as its own. Speaking at a consultative meeting organised by the HRCP’s […]

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Democracy faces threat from politicians: Bilawal

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LAHORE: The second session of the Asma Jahangir Conference titled “Justice for Empowerment” concluded at a local hotel here on Sunday. The second day discussions were espoused by the late Asma Jahangir’s work and activism. A wide range of discussions focused on protection of fundamental rights, justice for all and impunity for none, freedom of […]

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